The Importance of Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer

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When it comes to planning a wedding we know you’ve got a lot to do-- we’ve been there. You’ve got to research and pay for all the things: bakers, venues, invitations, flowers, you name it. So when it comes to photography, a lot of people just get a friend or family member to do it because it’s easier, cheaper, and sometimes completely free. However, we’d advise against.  With DSLR cameras being accessible to anyone who can afford them, everyone is capable of taking photos, but it’s not about the camera. It’s about the knowledge, experience, and professional attitude that sets the professionals apart from “Aunt Susan”.When it comes to your wedding day, the most important day of your life, you should go with a professional. I mean, you wouldn’t get someone that’s not a professional to repair a cavity in your tooth or set your broken arm would you? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Your wedding photos capture memories that you never want to fade. Below we’ll highlight just a few benefits of hiring a professional photographer.

Knowledge

Like we said above, a lot of people nowadays have a DSLR, but a professional can unlock it’s true potential. They know their gear left and right and more often than not, have better gear than your friend or family member.

Photography Style

Each photographer has their own unique style. They know it, have mastered it, and can constantly produce it. So if you find a photographer whose work you like, you’ll most likely also love your wedding photos. When it comes to amateur photographers their style is less consistent or not even present.

 
 

Communication + Reliability

When it comes to working with a professional, you sign a contract. They’re agreeing that they will be at your wedding, period. So there’s nothing you need to worry about. Whereas if you work with a friend, there’s a chance something could come up and they wouldn’t be able to make it. And what’s worse is that they probably won’t have a backup plan. So there’s a chance your wedding might just not get photographed, which is the last thing you want.

At Three Twenty Studio we, Dylan + Danielle, work with our couples every step of the way. We make sure they’re comfortable and stay as stress-free as possible on their wedding day  and while providing beautiful photos to our couples.